Okay, so I'm a little bit late for Rosh Hashanah resolutions (if such a thing even exists), and still too early for December 31 resolutions, but I'm feeling tiny bit motivated, so here goes.
1. De-lurk in any blog that I keep reading for more than a couple of weeks. My guess would be that there are at least half a dozen bloggers on my blogroll that don't even know that I read them. And if it were me, I would want to know that I was reading.
2. Comment more on the blogs that I read regularly. Comments are like compliments to a blogger - they make us feel loved and read, even when the comments are not explicitly complimentary. I appreciate having people comment on my blog, so I ought to assume that others will equally appreciate being commented upon. It makes blogging feel more like a conversation, and less like shouting into the void over the sound of the crashing waves.
3. Read my Bible more. Probably almost every resolution list I have ever written has included some variation on this theme, but there it is again. A passage read from Revelation 2 yesterday really caught my attention, basically, if I may paraphrase and personalize, saying "Yeah, yeah, you're a good person and you hate evil yadda yadda yadda. But where's the love? We used to talk, and snuggle, and you never bring me flowers anymore." So I bought a new Bible, hoping it would inspire me. But instead, I watched four episodes of Star Trek on DVD then went to sleep. So we're off to a good start.
4. Actually do those things on my "To Do" list rather than just stressing about them. They're usually not so bad once I actually get to them, and then I get the satisfaction of actually crossing them off.
There are several other things I would like to add, but I am going to stop there, before this list deteriorates into a session of useless self-deprecation. I was taught in my Starbucks leadership training that goals should be specific, measurable, something that starts with 'A', realistic, and time-something-or-other. (I'm sure I wrote it down somewhere.) So, goals like "take a shower before work tonight" are good, because you can tell when you've achieved them, but goals like "be a better person" are too vague to really be useful. And none of the resolutions I just made are "S.M.A.R.T." goals, so perhaps I should quit while I am behind.